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Briony Latter

Briony Latter

(she/her)

Research student

School of Psychology

Overview

I am a social science researcher focusing on society and climate change, mainly:

  • communication and public engagement
  • the creative/arts and culture sector
  • social transformation across different sectors and scales

Read more about these main areas of focus on the research tab. I am keen on interdisciplinary working and have also worked on broader social topics.

At Cardiff University, I am part of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST), where I am in the final stages of my PhD. Through this I am part of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and I have also worked for the University of Oxford and Heriot-Watt University. Outside of academia, I am a freelance researcher.

Please see my website for an up to date list of publications (only a small number are listed here on the publications tab).

Publication

2024

2022

2021

Articles

Monographs

Research

Public engagement and communication

Much of my work focuses on climate change communication and public engagement - how to better connect with and involve a wide range of people, particularly those who are not usually part of the climate conversation.

This includes how to involve older people in the climate conversation and a co-design project with older people about how to create inclusive, age-friendly and climate resilient cities and communities.

At the other end of the age range, this has included research about young people and climate justice. I have also explored what different segments of the UK public think about COP26, the climate change conference held in Glasgow.

Arts and culture sector

Originally from a creative background, several of my projects have explored climate change through a creative lens or relate to the arts & culture sector.

This includes working with the live music industry to provide recommendations and practical case studies for how to engage their audiences on sustainable travel choices at events. I have also explored how music artists can engage with their audiences about climate change.

Additionally, I have researched how arts and culture events can engage people with climate change and the extent to which this impacts audiences. Outside of events, I have also explored diversity in photographs of outdoor activities.

Social transformation across different sectors and scales

My work looks at climate action in different sectors and at varying scales to transform society.

For my PhD, I worked on a large project about universities' responses to the climate crisis, focusing on their climate emergency declarations and culture and practices within the institutions, particularly around researchers' involvement in climate action.

I am also working on projects about a car-free living experiment to reduce car use.